- Volkswagen Passenger Cars and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brands step up pace of transformation to e-mobility era
- More than 2,200 new robots ordered for planned production of electric cars at Emden, Hanover and Chattanooga
- These are to become the most advanced production plants in the industry
Volkswagen Group invests in automation for Emden, Hanover and Chattanooga plants
The Volkswagen Passenger Cars and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brands are working flat out on the transformation to the e-mobility era and the conversion of plants to e-mobility. The Volkswagen brand has now ordered more than 1,400 robots from Japanese manufacturer FANUC for its production facilities at Chattanooga (USA) and Emden. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has ordered a further 800 robots for its Hanover plant from ABB of Switzerland. The robots are to be mainly used for body production and battery assembly. The three plants are currently being prepared for the production of electric cars using highly advanced facilities. From 2022, the ID.4 is to be produced at Chattanooga (USA) and Emden, while the model known under the show car name of ID. BUZZ is to roll off the production line at Hanover.